Dutton Moore is registered as a licensed probate firm.
Being so licensed allows us to carry out the reserved legal activity of non-contentious probate in England and Wales.
This means that not only can we assist you in drafting your Will, but also, when the time comes, we can undertake all aspects of the probate process including those which previously only a solicitor was allowed to do.
Bearing in mind that, throughout your time as a client, we will have already accumulated most of the necessary financial information, we will be ideally placed to deliver a cost-effective service to enhance the amount your beneficiaries will receive.
When considering changes to your Will, we also recommend during your lifetime that you put in place Lasting Powers of Attorney which authorise those you trust to make financial and/or welfare decisions on your behalf should you no longer wish to or be able to.
Our staff will be pleased to explain these to you in more detail and to help you complete the necessary paperwork if requested. Details of our probate accreditation can be viewed on the register of accredited firms at icaew.com/probate under reference number C005313788. Our registration also requires us to monitor the diversity of the practice. As such the firm considers it has an appropriate balance of male and female staff, spread across a broad age range. 9 of the 23 respondents hold a chartered accountancy qualification yet 15 of those 23 did not attend university and 19 attended UK state schools. This demonstrates the firm’s commitment to social mobility. Responses regarding disability, ethnicity, faith and sexual orientation show a preponderance of able bodied,
British, Christian, heterosexual replies. The firm considers that such responses are to be expected given the small population sample and as a reflection of the locality in which the firm operates. That said, the firm remains open to employing suitable personnel of whatever ethnicity and belief and has facilities to accommodate disabled staff. Full details of the survey have been submitted to the ICAEW for collation with nationwide data.
"The Walker Group has worked with Dutton Moore for more than 30 years. They have acted on behalf of all the Group’s companies and the family and are trusted and highly experienced business accountants, auditors and business advisers."Lee Davies, A.C.A, Financial Director, Walker Group
"We have worked with Dutton Moore for many years and have always received a first-rate service. The team at Dutton Moore provide us with invaluable accountancy, strategic planning and business advice as we continue to be a growing business in this region."Simon Gibson, Director at Simon Gibson Transport Ltd, Goole, East Yorkshire
Grain merchants and farmers, Burstwick, East Yorkshire:Jeremy Saunt, Director at Johnson and Saunt
"We have been clients of Dutton Moore for more than 20 years – they carry out all our accountancy work and business advice, their service and attention to detail is outstanding."
"Dutton Moore are an excellent provider of financial services for significant Hull based businesses such as Smales. We have worked with the firm for many decades and are guaranteed sound financial and business advice, alongside the general accountancy services that they provide. What is key for my Company is the direct involvement of the partners with the Smales management."Robin Orr B.Com; C.A; C.T.A, Financial Director, F.Smales & Son (F.M.) Ltd, Hull
"Having worked with Dutton Moore for many years now, we have always found the service extremely professional, prompt and courteous. As a growing business over the years their advice has been exemplary and without their valuable assistance in accounting and strategic planning we would have found the many transitions of growth a lot more challenging."Richard Spencer, Commercial Director, Spencer Signs Ltd, Hull
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas... suits were replaced with festive jumpers at Dutton Moore today to raise cash for Viking FM’s Mission Christmas Cash for Kids charity. With staff donations and match-funding from the firm, we are all delighted to have raised £347 to help local children this year. One of our Partners Mark Wilson won the competition with hi...
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To help all our clients, existing and new, we have produced a new brochure outlining how we can provide you with a Will writing service and write your Lasting Power of Attorney. Traditionally people have had to go to a law firm to prepare these vital documents. We at Dutton Moore can provide the services and taking this route with us will prove to be more cost effective....